After 'Avvaiya'r, 'Kadamban' climax was shot with seventy elephants

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 04, 2017 10:45 hrs

After SS Vasan’s epic historic film ‘Avvaiyar’, the climax of RB Choudary’s Kadamban was shot with seventy elephants. The film’s director Raghava of Manjapai fame says “In Manjapai, I’ve treated the script with comedy and emotion. In Kadamban, action and emotion will be in equal proportions. The film will stress the importance of preserving our natural resources”.

“Kadamban wouldn’t have happened with RB Choudary sir. He hasn’t seen the film but has spent a lot by believing the script. The particular elephant stunt was shot for 12 days in Thailand and we had spent nearly 2 lakhs for each elephant”, said Arya, who also appreciated the film’s Catherine Tresa for working with the team in dense forest areas, where they couldn’t provide any luxury stay.

“People say that I’ve done a lot of hard work and risk for the film. But without Dhilip and his assistants, wouldn’t have taken such risk”, said Arya and thanked the stunt master for converting Raghava’s writing to screen. 

Arya also appreciated cinematographer Sathish Kumar’s dedication by saying “While shooting for elephant stunt, Sathish ran along with me to capture the scene and fell down. It was very risky as elephants were running along with me”, added Arya.

In his speech, RB Choudary subtly mentioned that Arya has shown huge involvement in the project that when the budget exceeded, the actor invested his own money.

Kadamban is all set to release on April 14 for Tamil New Year Day.